Category Archives: Portrait

Underwater Portrait Photography with Studio Flash Sync

I’ve been thinking about how to add more control to the lighting I use for my underwater photography. Initially, my lighting was all on camera, generally with two Ikelite DS-160 strobes attached to my underwater housing, often with dome diffusers on them. While I can adjust the angles of each light, the amount of creative…

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Some of my Underwater Photography including Maternity, Portrait and Fashion Photography

I took a long break from using this blog and have been posting on social media instead. I realize that this was a mistake as it might have made it look like I’m no longer working, which isn’t the case and also, it’s the place I can post where I have control of the content….

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Beautiful Berkeley Wedding at the Brazil Room in Tilden Park

It was a perfect, gorgeous day in Berkeley some sun and just the right temperature  to be wearing a wool suit, or in my case to be running around loaded with camera equipment. The newlyweds are a lovely couple and making this an even richer experience, I’ve known the groom and his family for over…

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  • Tom Ellis PhotographyDecember 3, 2015 - 12:08 pm

    Great shots, love how you capture the emotions of everyone. Love the last shot of the older couple during the Horah

Announcing My Latest Photo Series: Underwater Brides!

P L U N G E   I’ve wanted to shoot a “trash the dress” bridal series for a while, but haven’t had the chance due to my hectic schedule. I love capturing real emotions from those joyous celebrations, but it’s also fun to be able to control it all the details and create something artistic and unusual. I have…

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  • Tom Ellis PhotographyDecember 3, 2015 - 12:41 pm

    Wow, those are some cool photos. I have done some underwater shots with high-school seniors, but never with a bride. Very tricky shooting as you noted, coordinating with the subject and making sure you can hold your breath long enough is not easy!

Engagement Portrait of Laura and Dax at Baker Beach, San Francisco

Laura and Dax scored a beautiful afternoon for their engagement session! Fog was rolling into the city but didn’t affect us at Baker Beach at the North of San Francisco’s Presidio Park. I had a great time with them, helping them to relax and connect with each other as I witnessed and photographed the sweet…

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  • Tom Ellis PhotographyDecember 3, 2015 - 12:49 pm

    Wow, what a great shoot! Laura and Dax never would have gotten photos like these in the mid-west, I’ll bet they were overjoyed with this session!